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Aug 21, 2013 5:00am EDT
of that butler. >> rose: joining me now is lee daniels who directed the movie, danny strong who wrote the script and two of the film's stars, forest whitaker who plays the butler and oprah winfrey who plays his wife gloria. welcome one and all. >> thank you. >> rose: i'm pleased to have you here. you, sir, are at your creative best. congratulations. >> thank you. >> rose: you, magnificent. >> thank you, sir. >> rose: but you, sir, are just brilliant. this is an extraordinary performance over a span of years to capture this person, these ideas, all that you have done was really an extraordinary achievement. >> thank you. thank you for that compliment, that's very nice. thank you. >> rose: how difficult was it for you? >> it was a challenge. it was one of the most challenging roles i ever played. you know, i think because of the sort of being able to communicate without words, you know? the process of going through all these years and the aging process. trying to carry these experiences that were painted in the script by danny and lee inside of myself so that you could feel them and know them and
Aug 15, 2013 3:00am PDT
fantastic panelists. (lunch break) i have the distinct privilege of introducing my friend ed lee. mayor lae was elected on november 8, 2011, after serving with distinction as the interim mayor filling the vacancy created by mayor newsom's ascension to lieutenant governor. as mayor he has been a champion of fiscal responsibility during challenging economic times. his focus on steadfast on balancing the budget, reforming city pensions and working hard on economic development and job retention. he is making city government more responsive and efficient and making public safety a top priority. mayor lee is a long time public servant. prior to becoming mayor, he served as city administrator where he focused on government efficiency and measures and reforms that reduced the size and cost of government. mayor lee first began working for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he
Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
year year. tonight lee daniels' "the butler." joining me to talk about the film with screenwriter danny strong and two of its stars -- forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> it was a challenge. it was one of the most challenging roles i've ever played. i think because of the sort of being able to communicate without words, you know? the process of going through all these years and the age prog says, trying to carry these experiences that were painted in the script by danny and lee, the side of myself so that you could feel them and know them and they'd be a part of me and understanding the history so i could take that tapestry and pull it together. >> because it's also for me a love story. a love story through the eyes of this man and one of the reasons i said yes to lee after he was relentless in asking me to do it is because i wanted the tapestry the depth, the broadness of that communication between a husband and a wife and particularly a middle-class black family to be seen by the rest of the world. it's something we don't see very often and i think that women have been the backbone
Aug 15, 2013 3:30pm PDT
in san francisco. last year, thanks to the great leadership of our mayor ed lee, his office of housing in particular, olson lee and brian chu who are here with us today and my colleagues on the board of supervisors, together and with the voters of san francisco, we passed proposition c, the housing trust fund initiative, to create and approve affordable housing city-wide and to provide loans to assist with the down payment towards the purchase of homes here in san francisco. the passage of the housing trust fund was and is a huge win for all of san francisco and our residents as one step in the right direction towards continuing to solve our city's ongoing housing needs. we are here today to announce the launch of a renewed down payment assistance program for our first responders here in san francisco. statistics will say that the majority of all of our first responders live outside of our city limits, and i for one believe that our communities and our neighborhoods are strengthened here in san francisco by the men and women who put their lives on the line every single day for us as sa
Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm EDT
are and everything sufficient because of that butler. >> rose: joining me now is lee daniels who directed the movie, danny strong who wrote the script and two of the film's stars, forest whitaker who plays the butler and oprah winfrey who plays his wife gloria. welcome one and all. >> thank you. >> rose: i'm pleased to have you here. you, sir, are at your creative best. congratulations. >> thank you. >> rose: you, magnificent. >> thank you, sir. >> rose: but you, sir, are just brilliant. this is an extraordinary performance over a span of years to capture this person, these ideas, all that you have done was really an extraordinary achievement. >> thank you. thank you for that compliment, that's very nice. thank you. >> rose: how difficult was it for you? >> it was a challenge. it was one of the most challenging roles i ever played. you know, i think because of the sort of being able to communicate without words, you know? the process of going through all these years and the aging process. trying to carry these experiences that were painted in the script by danny and lee inside of myself so that you
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
. in 2008 while serving as city administrator, mayor ed lee created the office of civic engagement and immigrant affairs, one of the first such offices in the nation. the intention was to better communicate with and engage our city residents while providing opportunities for meaningful participation and particularly for under served and vulnerable communities. in 2009 the city had the pleasure of collaborating with business community and philanthropic partners for the 2010 census count. we learned a lot about applying relevant street wise, street smart approaches to outreach and supporting community stewardship. this successful outreach effort and ongoing relationship evolved into a new model of engagement and collaboration. last year under the leadther ship of mayor ed lee and dr. sandra hernandez of the san francisco foundation, ~ planning began on a city-wide citizenship initiative, a total of five philanthropic foundations, a national grant makers organization, and trusted community partners are working together with the city on this effort. we will be starting the pilot phase
Aug 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. it won't come out. smile and say "flight from prosecution." okay, what's your name? john. and? john lee. thank you. you sure you want john lee? 'cause aren't there like a billion john lees in china? yeah, all right. john lee it is. i can fix that. (buzzes) yeah? meg coburn? never heard of her. (exclaims) (screams) (gun cocks) this way! (gagging) (siren blares) (grunts) cop: all right, hold it right there! ♪ over a thousand styles hundreds of fits dozens of washes and one very happy you. sears has the brands you love. so you found a few yeah, a few don't miss the big one day sale this saturday. and at sears, members earn points on every qualifying purchase. this is the jean scene. this is sears. [ female announcer ] hey, ladies. you love it. you've gotta have it. 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible.
Aug 15, 2013 2:05am PDT
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> yes, look at the party! it's getting bigger and bigger in anticipation of friday. >> it's wines day wednesday. usually i'm happy. >> what? look, two days to go. the balloons are annoying. >> it's like a horror movie except it's not called "the birds," it's called "the balloons." very irritating, hoda. >> yesterday, we should point out, every time i said the word "60" -- >> oh! >> i had to do a shot. okay, now, in all truth -- >> in all fairness. >> there are a couple of real vodka shots mixed in here. that happened to have been water, which is just great. anyway, we asked you guys for new ways to say -- >> 60. >> please don't let this be vodka. >> you know it isn't because you saw me stick my finger in it. nobody can trust you. this is how you lose your reputation, one shot at a time. >> what reputation? >> here's some of your responses. >> we asked for new ways to say 60. jaynie says i turned sexty, not sixty. how about four decades short of a centu
Aug 17, 2013 2:05am PDT
♪ >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ isn't she lovely ♪ isn't she wonderful ♪ isn't she special >> oh, yes, yes. sit is down and bring it up here. >> i've never been so miserable in my life. thank you. they're my age, i know! >> 60-year-old models are here! you guys, thank you so much. thank you so much. >> hello. >> it is try day friday, august 16th, 2013. and happy birthday, kathie lee gifford! >> i always remember it's the day that elvis died. and now i know how he feels. >> look, we've been building to this day -- no, we've been building to this moment when you turn 60. >> yeah? >> okay, just drinking. >> oh, this could be fun. >> we're going to take one final look at the countdown calendar. >> oh, where are my boobs today? >> and yes. all right. so we'll take a little stroll down memory lane so we can have a look at how things were with you. this was your birth announcement we dug up out of the archives. the pride of the epsteins starring the glamorous kathryn lee, august 16th. >> you d
Aug 22, 2013 6:30am PDT
it was then our city administrator now mayor ed lee, adrian and folks behind us who made sure we were counting everyone who was a resident regardless of their citizenship. today we're talking about taking that next step. it's such a wonderful moment to be part of i think the celebration of who we are as a city, to be able to say now that we have gotten everyone here, we need to make sure that we get everyone through the immigration process so that they don't have to ever fear that they are not part of our body fabric, our city fabric, who we are as americans. and, so, i'm delighted to be part of this conversation and i'm delighted to represent a board of supervisors that has stood repeatedly for the idea that regardless of your citizenship you deserve a spot in san francisco. i serve on a board where over half of us are the sons and daughters, the grand sons and granddaughters of immigrants. we have immigrants on our board of supervisors and the last thing i'll just mention is regardless of how long your family has been here, at some point in your lineage, you came to this countr
Aug 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
like to recognize mayor ed lee. you may applaud (clapping) >> i also to recognize mayor willie brown (clapping). >> also ms. bonner (clapping). >> by the end of this project will be a leniently and also form supervisor sophie maxwell. >> and we will get to any introduction to the rest of the folks on the instantly. at this time i want to bring up our mc. she's brought the news to our living rooms for years this is ms. pam. (clapping) >> and the journalist she's been inducted into the arts and sciences and she's receives any with regards honoring her contribution to california. it's a great principle she will join use it in come mentoring this celebration >> ms. pam (clapping). >> thank you supervisors cowen and wow. what a beautiful day in san francisco wow. arrest (clapping). >> and want an exciting day per it's my pleasure to be here today to the official project 25 years in the making. (clapping). >> this really is a historic moment in time for this community and today's celebration assigned to honor all the people who have fought for this. but to build on what is alrea
Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
're happy you joined us for a town hall with mayor ed lee with the obama administration on the action on immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few questions then we're going to
Aug 22, 2013 8:30am PDT
. lee whose on your team >> well, since my wife passed i've been a one person team. >> and who's that. >> mr. lee your no one man team so when there's an emergency you're going to be an important player. >> where's your team and the kids are - no, the kids have tub by a lessons. >> my point is exactly we can't predict where we're going to be. each team has to have two meetings places are easy to get to >> let's talk about this at dinner tonight. >> oh, oh the phones are down. >> the plot thick. >> oh, zombies. >> we're sorry all circuits are busy and we head to our established place. >> the place to go to where dad is. good thing we had a plan >> good thing we had a plan. >> we're prepared so we're not scared. >> are you confident you taught all the basics. >> well, there is one guy. >> so who here harassing has experienced a disaster. >> when our prepared you're not scared. >> when you're prepared you're not scared. >> it's easy to be prepared it's easy you just build a kit. >> ready for a pop quiz. >> earthquake and a drop cover and hold on. >> fire. >> check to
Aug 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
been a tradition for generations good morning. charles osgood is off today. i'm lee cowan and this is sunday morning. there was a time when speaking openly about cancer was difficult at best. especially for women. rarely do they talk about how they dealt with breast cancer in particular. but a generation ago one woman forced the issue by releasing a photograph for the whole world to see. the picture we caution you that many people still find difficult to look at. martha teichner will report our cover story. >> reporter: there it is. there she is. reporter: even now it can be upsetting to look at. the model and the mastectomy scar. when this photograph appeared on the cover of the "new york times" magazine in 1993, it was a bombshell. >> what's going on? what's wrong with this picture. >> reporter: model and artist wanted to confront americans with the reality of breast cancer. this sunday morning, we fast forward 20 years. >> we're fast approaching the 50th anniversary of the day martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream speech." the words remain with us to this
Aug 14, 2013 8:00pm PDT
. this has been a complete team effort. and certainly want to thank mayor lee for his support during this process. mayor lee has been an incredible friend to our technology community as doing incredible things for our great city. and, mayor lee, i want to thank you and introduce our great mayor, mayor ed lee. (applause) >> thank you, mark. welcome, everybody, to balboa park. and i know we have a couple of hosts and i want to meet and recognize of course our recreation and park department. phil is here. he'll speak in a minute. also recognizing john avalos, our supervisor for this district. but often a voice at the board in this city about issues of equity, and that is why i think it's important that we announced it at a place like balboa park. i live here just literally two minutes away, so, i often see this park completely crowded with so many families, especially with all the great improvements that rec and park has put in, in collaboration with the supervisor, because i know that some of his discretionary funding has often gone in to support efforts here and, of course, across the
Aug 16, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. (applause) >> thank you, mayor lee. we would not get all these things done in san francisco without the leadership and support of the san francisco board of supervisors. and supervisor david chiu is a former criminal prosecutor, civil rights, and immigration attorney, technology, entrepreneur, senate judiciary aid, and democratic council. he's done a lot of things in his life. he's also talented and highly effective leader of the san francisco board of supervisors where he has served as president since 2009. president chiu. (applause) >> thank you, and good morning, everyone. first of all, i want to join the mayor in thanking all the folk behind me who represent the funding community that has so wonderfully stepped up. thank you, dr. sandra hernandez and your colleagues. i of course want to thank all the amazing nonprofit social service providers and immigrant rights organizations that have been part of the fabric of why i'm so proud of san francisco as a city that welcomes and protects our immigrant communities. and i also want to take a moment and thank all of you. you're taking p
Aug 17, 2013 9:00pm PDT
the implosion to burden understand how the bay area is affected by earthquakes. >> now army where it was. >> lee baker looks out from his home hours after warren hall was demolished and he doesn't remember without the landmark to define the city skyline for the last 40 years. >> it felt like you were coming home. >> the contractors set off 462 pounds of explosives. they call it a man made earthquake. warren hall leaned and collapsed in on itself that created about a magnitude 2.0 quake. they will study the impact on the greater hayward area and the hayward fault. >> it's the fault with the highest probability in the bay area of generating the next large earthquake. >> the 13 str administrative building that housed classrooms was built along the fault more than 40 years ago and has been abandoned since it was deemed the most seismically unsafe building in the system. the usgs used about 600 of these. placed strategically on campus and volunteer homes across hayward. to measure the impact with unprecedented detail. >> how hard is it going to shake over here and over there? >> we then compile hazar
Aug 20, 2013 8:00pm PDT
derrick lee. >> thank you very much inspector monroe and i will -- why don't you please come forward officers, all four of you. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, we invited these officers here tonight. ordinarily there will be another ceremony but the commission wanted to see these officers as soon as possible to recognize here hereoism and present them with a certificate of appreciation. it takes time to go through the medal of valor process and we felt this was strongly to do for the members of the community to realize what these officers did and july 6 they went to san francisco international airport for a day watch watch nice clear day, not expecting much to go on. these were officers patrolling the streets of san francisco and now they're at the airport and do homeland security with other functions and these officers went to work and not expecting what happened that day and at 11:00 a.m. flight 214, a triple seven was landing coming in from korea and the plane crashed. there were 307 people aboard that flight that day with three fatalities. it could have been literally 100% wo
Aug 18, 2013 7:30pm PDT
and participate at this event, i suggested that the elected officials, mayor lee and supervisor kim, that the three of us do a rendition of sitting on the dock by the bay. [laughter] >> and i just want to say thank you, otis redding, for sparing us of that. one of the things so special about that song is it refers to otis reding's experience of coming from thousands of miles away. i suspect it is true for all the officials here, we all came from other parts of the country to this very sacred space called san francisco. and my guess is everyone here, you either came from somewhere else, or you are the child of the grandchild of someone who decided to pick up from another dock from another part of the world to be where we are today. and, in fact, over 160 years ago, this was the embarkation point for thousands of immigrants, particularly the first asian immigrants to this very spot. and i think it's very, very special that we are rededicating it as a community space. it takes a village for us to build a park and i want to very much add the thanks to the so many city staff that came to
Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
offices this weekend, lee daniels' "the butler." joining me now is cuba gooding jr., director lee daniels and lenny kravitz. you must be the happiest man in the world because this movie is a smash hit and your name is in it. th congratulations. >> i am not happy because i am sitting next to the three stooges here. the two stooges here tonight. we are over the moon, actually. >> stop it. >> we're over the moon happy. it's been -- it's been -- we didn't think that it was going to be -- we didn't think that it was going to be what it was going to be so when we reached that number, we call each other very humbled by it. it was wonderful. >> you cried. >> i did cry. >> you cried like a little girl. >> lenny, your acting is getting so good. we're almost for getting that you sing as well. i mean, you must be loving this, aren't you? >> it's been wonderful. and, you know, i have to give so much credit to lee because he's the one that brought me into this by casting me in "precious" and working with me in such a magnificent way and the beautiful thing is that a lot of people don't even realize tha
Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is take it to the streets. we can make it. >> the may your ed lee honored williams with a sign, and it will no reside where glide is located. one of their accomplishments is 800,000 meals served per year. >>> high winds and equipment failure is a common theme this weekend on the bay. lawrence scott has continuing coverage of america's cup. >> a wild weekend. for the second strait day of competition, a team is forced to drop out mid race due to an equipment malfunction. emirates team new zealand got off to a strong start and then hydraulics issues crippled them. let's go back to saturday. we is a luna rosa bow out. sunday, luna rosa turned the tables for their first win. here is the skipper, max sorena. >> no one i think was giving us any chance in this final. and we worked over there. >> now keep in mind on race days during this challenge, we're set for two races per day, but for the second straight day, the wind limit was exceeded over 19 knots. here is emirates team new zealand ray davies. >> it caused a problem with the hydraulics system. and it is impossible to sail without
Aug 21, 2013 12:00am PDT
. it is a dictatorship by design. joining me now, lee saunders, president of the american federation of state, county and municipal employees. afscme, afl-cio union. lee, you registered your objections to the bankruptcy proceedings in court. what are your objections? >> well, first of all, we believe that the state and the city are actually acting illegally by attacking the pensions of retirees who have worked for 30, 35, 40 years for the city of detroit. pensions are an obligation, and pensions are an obligation within the state constitution. we believe that it's illegal for the city to go after the pensions of these hardworking detroit citizens. making $19,000 a year in their pension -- in their pension payments. we just think that that's wrong. it's illegal. it's unconstitutional. so we've been in court. we're going to remain in court. there will be hearings on this. there were hearings yesterday. and then the judge will decide sometime in october, i believe, whether we can stand our ground and say that it's unconstitutional to attack the pensions in detroit. >> i've covered a number of bankruptcy
Aug 20, 2013 1:30am PDT
is mark farrell. (applause) >> well, thank you to mayor lee for his great leadership during this process. you know, after months of debate in city hall, after six town halls in our different neighborhoods, after an online town hall, i think what i'm most proud of today is that we're signing a budget that is not only representative of the mayor and his team and the board of supervisors, but as we stated in the beginning, we wanted a budget that reflected the values of san francisco, of all san francisco. and i think we've achieved that today. i want to take a quick moment to thank all those involved, starting off with my colleagues on the board of supervisors, to everyone. i think we had all 11 members there the night we signed our budget, late into the night. i want to in particular thank my budget and finance committee members as well that we serve together, and single out in particular john avalos, supervisor avalos for your leadership in this year's budget, supervisor avalos. (applause) >> who is real a great partnership working together. and i also want to thank so many people, but t
Aug 22, 2013 1:00am PDT
and soul of anything that any families are paying ten times for. >> you were awesome. mayor lee, supervisors, come on up. and while they are doing that, let's get started. what a beautiful, beautiful day, give yourselves a round of applause. [ applause ] >> fantastic. this is like winning a pennant and how about those san francisco giants. i actually want to marco scutaro wanna be, but it's not going to work and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new new library, but it's the end of the program, which means it's a long time coming. {$}[ applause ], what it means that this is the last project and i want to especially thank. north beach community for your patience, for your persistence and your perseverance to have the state-of-the-art library here in your neighborhood. [ applause ] thank you so much very much. [ applause ] >> let's talk a little bit about this library. it's going to be 60% large
Aug 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
) >> what a day. a special day. let me thank you, mayor. i want to thank mayor lee foreour stuartship and support for the cause. and thank you, mayor lee for appointing me to the board i had the privilege of getting involved in the marriage partnerships it seemed strange at the time. but san francisco has been on the leading and a city open the edge a city of entrepreneurs and it's a special place. i think every single one if you understand the core principle of 0 core values we don't there are not diversity we celebrate our diversity each and every day. so that's what we're celebrating but i'll be brief i've been and i want to connect a quick dot. i've been with all of you watching not only the procedures of the supreme court but what's happening with nelson mandela. i say this because of the story of nelson mandela condition it is a not ex-president by leader. and it begs the question that the mayor was making. just because you have a position of authority it didn't mean you necessarily lead it's foekdz who exercise that moral authority this changes the world. that's the life of gha
Aug 19, 2013 11:30pm PDT
initiatives that the mayor lee and i have been working on. when we talk about bay view points we're not just talking about hardship and sadness we are talking about people real individuals and families that live and work in the neighborhood. this is why we spent more than a decade planning for this day and it's their voices that are shaping this significant investment. it's for them we'll continue to most of this project forward are i want to acknowledge the unparalleled commitment that this developer has shown us should be an example that everyone should be foreperson after (clapping) an men and women commitment to the labor and lincoln to the artists and hearing their concerns and honoring them and making sure that everyone has a spot a place in this project. so today is just the beginning of reinvention of the area. i want to thank the many members of the citizen adversities committee and i'm even going to throw in the southeast folks. we spent count also hours to bring us to today. thank you all. i also want to thank our labor leaders for not giving up and staying at the table. i want to
Aug 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
come back here, david letterman's never before seen trailer for lee daniels' the butler. you have to see to believe it. right now, 7 years of music is being streamed. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ >>> we talked about the latest revelations of the nixon tapes. tell your friends between 1971 and 1973, president nixon used a secret recorder to capture 3700 hours of conversations. they end on july 12, 1973, the day before the existence of the reco
Aug 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
:00 this morning, low clouds out there and patchy fog this afternoon and lee to mid-60s -- low to mid-60s. partly sunny and breezy this afternoon and the temperatures down a good three to six degrees from yesterday's highs. and the warmest locations inland to reach the upper 80s to 90 out to fairfield and san francisco 66. coming up, we'll take a quick look at your five-day forecast. and sal has an update on traffic. >>> good morning. we're looking at a commute that looks good if you are driving almost anywhere in the bay area. it is nice and early and traffic is moving well into san francisco. no problems on the upper deck of the bay bridge. no problems on the lower deck of the bay bridge heading out to oakland from san francisco. and we're looking at oakland freeways. 880 north and southbound looks nice and westbound 585 traffic off to a good start. and if you're driving in the south by, 281 and 85 are doing very well. 4:31. back to the desk. >>> developing news in the peninsula. a shooting victim is dead after being found slummed over in his car last night. the gunfire activated the city's sho
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
and reveals new information about her relationship with james lee dimaggio. >> reporter: hannah anderson spoke to nbc for the first time about her kidnapping and rescue. >> in the beginning i was a victim but now knowing everyone is helping me i am a survivor. >> reporter: hannah anderson was kidnapped by james lee dimaggio. mese would find the bodies of her mother and brother at his burned home. hannah anderson responded to questions about why she exchanged text messages with james lee dimaggio. >> they were text because he was picking me up from cheer camp and he didn't know the address so i had to tell him the address and tell him i would be in the gym. >> reporter: she also explained why she sent him letters. >> letters were from a year ago when me and my mom weren't getting along. we would talk about how to deal with it. i would tell him how i felt about it and he would help me through it. they were just to help me through tough times. >> reporter: a week after the kidnapping horse back riders in the wilderness spotted them. james lee dimaggio was killed by fbi agents and hannah anderson
Aug 20, 2013 5:30am PDT
to bring a greeting which i'll read now. dear friends, thank you, mayor lee, members of the board of supervisors, and the port commission for inviting me to the special ribbon cutting at the new brandon street wharf. thanks for the port of san francisco and the san francisco bacon certification and development commission for their vision in preserving and enhancing our magnificent and historic waterfront. while congressional business keeps me in washington today, i join you in spirit to celebrate the transformation of a once dilapidated pier into an exciting new space for out door recreation. ~ i wish i could be with you on this special day to enjoy otis redding's rendition of his father's dock of the bay. pier 36 was condemned due to deterioration. democrat laytion not only removed environmental hazards in san francisco bay, but opened the door for enhancing the connections between san franciscans and our beautiful waterfront. i have been proud to fight for federal resources to fill fa* sill tate for the south beach neighbors and all of san francisco. today the brannon street wha
Aug 15, 2013 7:30pm PDT
community. thank you, mayor lee and all it's so many people who have made it possible for us to be here. we heard about harvey milk who gave his life in this building. i'm glad it was recognized. the reality is the first time the highest court in the land is recognizing our rights. that's something that's never happened in the whole history of mississippi my country. me and my partner says we are people that have dignity and respected that's a what this means (clapping) and i know that mayor newsom or governer likes the word extra ordinary but the country is sending a message because lgbt community that their rights were not ongoing by now they have to pay attention. we're now going to end with marriage equality there has to be equality for all of us including our transgender brothers and sisters. we're not leaving anyone behind this is only the beginning. thank you so much let's keep fighting. (clapping) >> his leadership has been extraordinary not only in his district it's going to be the site of a tremendous celebration this evening so have fun but really citywide and really statewide s
Aug 19, 2013 11:30am PDT
lee i want to hear from any next co- hosted by julia and kevin but the folks who will be hearing that. from a leadership prospective we're a humanely group of people but people may say that the delegates in the house are one over. almost all of our folks are in all congressional districts. we're asking folks to talk to the key house seats. we know that the advocacy chamber in san francisco are doing that that as well. that's part of our strategy. mayor lee what is your strategy to make sure that we're not singing to the choir with nancy pelosi and others by your leveraging our relationships. >> well, i can't help but take advantage we're a few days of celebrated the establishment of our country. when i went to china you should see how the chinese-american was welcoming. they said wow. free speech and celebration the best ideas and the hope of the world is reflected in america. how do he get the conversation from the immigrant conversation without u out of fear to one of hope and about why we're the encounter country in the world. how do we get that conversation reignited here with o
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dinner. access useful information, any >> san francisco mayor lee is here to join us. this is especially special for us. about 14 months ago when we kicked off our first program lee was here. he helped cut the ribbon and launch with our first companies about 14 months ago, and i one thing i will say before you get up we thought long and hard where we wanted green star located and we knew we wanted it in silicon valley and we wanted to know where they were going to and we believe san francisco is on the way to being the heart and hub of silicon valley and where the heart and the leadership is and we will exciting where it's going and please welcome mayor ed lee. >> thank you mitch. thank you so much. you know innovation is infectious. it's as infectious as giants fever. how about that? so let me tell you i have been excited ever since i came here and cut the ribbon with mitch a year ago and want to the get back here and see how everything was progressing and guess what? just over a year and a half ago when we first started here and when i started as mayor san
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